Lighting Technician Salary
Lighting Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.88 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Men make up the vast majority of Lighting Technicians (88 percent) who took the survey. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although about two in five lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and about two-fifths get dental coverage, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Pay by Experience Level for Lighting Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Lighting Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $34K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $37K. Lighting Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $39K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $46K.